tree stump chair

from can't find home by Four Mile Portage

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Written by Tom Maloney.


Everytime my grampa'd cut down a tree
he'd shape that stump into a little chair
40 years later, though he may be gone
all through the woods lie his little chairs.

Walkin' through the woods, thinkin' I'm the first one there
I see that grampa made a tree stump into a chair
Thinkin' to ourselves, we're blazin' a brand new day
we see grampa's upstairs laughing away

I courted my gal so strong and sweet
feelin' this love could not be beat
lookin' through the photos after world war II
I see grampa lovin' grandma just as true.

When I was a boy I whistled every tune
I's the best darn whistler that I knew
my mamma later told me grandpa too
whistled each day like I used to.


from can't find home, released January 1, 2014
Written by Tom Maloney. Tom on banjo and Vocals, Brandy on fiddle and vocals, Kyle Ollah on guitar and vocals, Bonnie Hundrieser on vocal and whistling. Recorded live at Sacred Heart Music, Duluth MN.


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Four Mile Portage Duluth, Minnesota

We play dances in MN and WI since 2005 for Tamarack Dance Assn, Tapestry Dance Assn, & North Country Fiddle & Dance. Sing, clog, and perform regularly at Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe, Beaners Central, and Farmer's Markets. We love to get people dancing at parties & weddings, or happy to just to hang in a corner playing tunes. Guest artists on Charlie Parr's 2011 "Keep Your Hands on the Plow" CD. ... more

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